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Disability Living Allowance: Finance

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost of disability living allowance (a) payments and (b) administration was in each of the last five years. (201465)

[holding answer 24 April 2008]: Information on administration costs is not available prior to 2006-07. The available information is in the following tables.

Disability living allowance expenditure

£ million

Nominal terms

Real terms (2008-09 prices)

2003-04

7,582

8,704

2004-05

8,079

9,025

2005-06

8,618

9,428

2006-07

9,155

9,737

2007-08 (Forecast outturn)

9,834

10,129

Source:

DWP Expenditure tables.

Estimated disability living allowance administration costs

£ million

2006-07

127

2007-08

132

Source:

PDCS Management Information.